Sun, 17 November, 2019

Striking Nehawu Workers To Discuss Way Forward

The South African Social Security Agency in Pretoria, where its workers downed tools. Credit: EWN.

On Thursday, the union will meet striking social security agency (Sassa) workers to decide the way forward following the suspension of the Biometric Enrolment for grant beneficiaries.

On Wednesday all the stakeholders met with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu in Johannesburg.

Sassa workers have been on strike countrywide since Wednesday calling for the suspension of the biometric system.

They say the system’s challenges makes it vulnerable to fraud, adding that using it is not part of their job description.

Nehawu General Secretary Zola Saphetha says, “Workers are going to report to picket lines. Once we finalise talking to all members then a determination will be made as to what happens with the strike.”